Canadian rock trio, Thousand Foot Krutch kicked off a Pledge Music campaign in May to help raise funds for the recording of its next album due out in August. The record will be titled, Oxygen: Inhale, and it marks the group’s seventh full-length studio album, and the follow up to 2012’s successful, The End is Where We Begin.
Today, as a Thank You to fans, Thousand Foot Krutch announced a free song download. As a gift for their loyal support fans can grab the acoustic version of “Let the Sparks Fly”.
Offered the band:
We are excited to offer you a completely FREE acoustic version of "Let The Sparks Fly!" Thanks so much for your support so far on our pre-order campaign for OXYGEN:INHALE! You guys have blown us away yet again, and we cannot thank you enough. This is our gift to you - a FREE song for all your support!
The band’s Pledge Music campaign for Oxygen: Inhale exploded with more than 2350 fans joining the cause. What makes this pledge drive unique is that the band set its goal at a mere $1. The band explains its reasoning:
Why one dollar? Because we are going to do this anyway,..for you guys… The difference is that we need your help to take the marketing and promotion to a whole new level. We believe we have the best record brewing from the studio and we just need help to get it out there, because that in itself costs a lot. What that really means, is that this campaign is all about exposure. Media, radio, tv and film, international promotions, video promotions. All of it costs a fortune and with the new stage we are at, this campaign is all about promotion. When you guys preorder your exclusive package, you’re directly supporting the promotion of this album….let’s spread the TFK love and impact the world! We believe, together with you our TFK army, we can all be the change!
Thousand Foot Krutch was formed in 1995 by frontman Trevor McNevan who hails from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The early incarnation of the band was known as Shutterbug. The singer would release one album under that moniker before changing the band name. In 1999, he was joined by childhood friend Joel Bruyere on bass. Drummer Steve Augustine would follow in 2001. The trio have remained together since.
The band exploded in 2005 with the release of The Art of Breaking. The record earned Thousand Foot Krutch numerous nominations and awards in Canada and among Christian music circles. Five of their albums have been nominated for album of the year at the GMA Dove Awards, and as the Contemporary Christian/gospel album at the Juno Awards from 2004-2013.